Graduate School

Below is information about going to graduate school in the geosciences and a list of many of the graduate schools our students have attended.

Here's a good link to a list of all the North American Geology Departments on the web. If you know a geographical boundary to your grad school search, this is a good place to start.

Peterson's Guide to grad schools on the web is pretty helpful. Not all school are represented, but it helps in terms of getting addresses to write to and some schools even have on-line info request forms.

US News has a ranking of graduate programs in the Earth Sciences, while the specific rankings are not very meaningful, the top grouping is overall pretty representative of the best programs for graduate work.

Here's a list of schools our graduates have gone on to over the last 10 years. Many W&L graduates have gone on to top geoscience graduate programs.

  • Alaska Pacific University
  • Arizona State University
  • Asia Pacific University, Japan
  • Clemson
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Lehigh University
  • Long Beach State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Marshall University
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Montana State University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Nova Pacific University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Rutgers
  • San Diego State University
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tulane University
  • Utah State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Geology
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Yale University